September 15, 2022

Worship

FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE

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SATURDAY:

2nd Saturday of the Month

5:00 PM Celtic Eucharist - Cathedral


Last Saturday of the Month

5:00 PM Celtic Spirituality Night - Cathedral


SUNDAY:

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist – Cathedral

8:45 AM 321 Contact Worship – Sayre Hall

9:30 AM Sunday School and Adult Formation

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual


WEDNESDAY:

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing - Good Shepherd Chapel

Service Bulletin in English
Boletín de servicio en español
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Covid Level YELLOW— Masks optional, but strongly encouraged for those with elevated risk: those over 65, those with weakened immune systems, or those at high risk for severe illness. We have been following the CDC’s guidance for masking recommendations based on Covid-19 Community Levels. The Community Level in Lehigh and Northampton counties is now MEDIUM, or level YELLOW. At this level, people may mask at any time but masks are optional when within the Cathedral buildings. Please see our website nativitycathedral.org for complete guideline. 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Those who are in need of healing – Lillian Lewis; Anne, Robert, Susan Mast; Carol Czechowski; Bebe Lockwood; Dolores Cauller; Sue Koontz; Peggy Hilgert; Marion Chapman; Martha Golfphin; Emilia Isaacs; Puddy Cluett; Blanche Case; Tracy Kehoe; Carol Trexler; Jon Knauss; Joanne Groenewold; Cornelia Miller; Judith Warner; James Reader; Olivia Tramontana


Those serving in the military and places of danger – Stephen Hunter, Robert Wilkins, Kenny Lange, Nicole Albertson, Carlos Xavier Orellana, J.D., Oriana Marcial


Parish Cycle of Prayer– Jill Gault; Dennis Gehris; Paul, Lorraine, Alexander and Nicholas Gerra; Connie Gilbert

 

The Church and the World – St. John’s Cathedral, Knoxville, Tennessee; St. Joseph’s, Pen Argyl; St. Mary’s, Wind Gap; St. Mark Merguga Parish, Kajo Keji; Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; the outreach ministries of Nativity, especially Gideons and all who work for biblical literacy throughout the world.


For our Partner Cathedral – Emmanuel Cathedral in Romogi, for Pianaleh their Dean, and for the people of that Cathedral church, that we may grow stronger in our partnership and in our faith.

Parking in the lower lot is reserved for handicap only. Parking is available in the upper lot, in the New Street garage at 324 S. New Street, at the Fourth and Wyandotte lot Sundays until 1PM, and on street along Fourth Street and in the 400 block of Wyandotte Street.
Nativity Transition News

News from the Search Committee  The Search Committee is currently conducting site visits for our finalists.  We hope to call our next Dean in October.

Dean & Rector Search
Healing and Wholeness
Our Healing Ministry resumes at the Cathedral As available, there will be a healing team at the font and/or in the chapel available to offer prayers for healing, laying on of hands as requested and/or anointing with oil. If there is a team present, please do avail yourself of this opportunity during the distribution of communion. Shalom.
Praying our Light to Shine! Praying our way to hope with Anglican Prayer Beads. An offering from our Ministry of Healing and Wholeness.

In the 1980’s a group of Episcopalians set out in group contemplative prayer using beads. The experience is similar to the Roman tradition of praying the rosary but unique in that there is a more meditative focus. This type of prayer will deepen and transform your devotions into a richer spiritual experience. Yet more transformative is to do so in community with Cathedral companions and our friends! Prayer beads are not required. Contact the church office for beads 610-865-0727 or email

Prayer Bead Meditations: Monday Evenings at 7 PM
Meeting ID: 811 2302 4927
Passcode: 785220
Announcements

Adult Formation on Sunday welcomes a representative from Heeding God's Call. This organization raises awareness of the presence and consequences of gun violence across our nation and in our own community. The presence of illegal guns on our streets alone is the source of a significant amount of the gun violence. Perhaps this a common concern that all can agree upon as we think through sensible gun laws. Please join us for this important conversation.

Anti-Gun Violence Vigil Join the Bishop, the Cathedral of the Nativity, and all the cathedrals across Pennsylvania on September 18 in taking action against gun violence. We will have a vigil at 5pm. We will also be installing a Memorial to the Lost to remember all those who have died from gun violence in the Lehigh Valley.

Bible Study  Wednesdays beginning September 21 through November 16, 9:45-10:30 am. Led by Curate Philbrook, the theme will be "Women in the Bible". For more information, contact mphilbrook@nativitycathedral.org

We have launched a Book Study! Books on the Interim Dean's Desk (BIDD) will start on September 15. We will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8 pm on Zoom! Our first book is Another Day, Another Death in America by Gary Younge. It tells the story of ten youth killed by gun violence on a single day in November 2013. This book aligns with our theme of September, which is anti gun violence. Please join us! Let us know if you need assistance purchasing the book. October's book is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

9/25 Adult Formation will welcome our youth who traveled to Navajoland. Please come and hear about their trip and their learnings. Thank you all for your on-going support of the activities of our youth.

English language classes have begun! Every Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 pm. Please email Sandy Milien for more information. sandy@diobeth.org

Yarns of Love will now be meeting every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Dining Room. The Tuesday meeting time will no longer take place.

Food Drive for Fountain Hill Elementary Food pantry items needed: rice, canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), easy lunches (peanut butter, jelly, ramen, mac and cheese) and canned fruits and veggies.  Place in the boxes at the back of the Nave of the Cathedral. Or visit this Amazon Wishlist and order away!

Faiths for Climate Justice 2022 Film Festival:

The Biggest Little Farm on Friday, September 30, 7-9pm at St. Francis Retreat Center, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem

Fern Gully on Sunday October 9, 2-4pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Kiss the Ground on Friday October 14, 7-9pm at Central Moravian Church in their Christian Education Building, 40 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley GreenFaith Circle. For more information, contact Cathy Bailey at cathybaileynnp@gmail.com

Creation Care TIP of the week: Conserve water:  take shorter showers and turn off the water while brushing your teeth. 

Comunidad Hispana / Latina
Contactos
Maryann Philbrook, Curate mphilbrook@nativitycathedral.org

La Canóniga Sandy Milien sandy@diobeth.org
Calendar

Friday, September 16

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2 PM


Saturday, September 17

9:00 AM Altar Guild

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 1 PM


Sunday, September 18

8:00 Am Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

8:45 AM 321 Contact Worship – Sayre Hall

9:30 AM - Adult & Youth Formation

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

1:30 - 3:00 PM Coffee hour for Spanish service - Sayre Hall

5:00 PM Vigil & prayers to end gun violence - Cathedral


Monday, September 19

5:30 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish – Virtual

7:00 PM Prayer Bead Meditation – Zoom

7:00 PM LGBTQ Spirituality - Room 21


Tuesday, September 20

3:30 PM Stewardship Meeting - Dean's Office

5:30 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish – Virtual

7:00 PM English Language Class – Room 21

7:00 PM Vestry – Dining Room


Wednesday, September 21

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing – Good Shepherd Chapel

9:45 AM Bible Study - Goodwin Room

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2:00 PM

1:00 PM Holy Eucharist - Moravian Village

5:30 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish – Virtual

6:00 PM Education for Ministry - Room 21

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room


Thursday, September 22

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2:00 PM

5:30 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish – Virtual

7:00 PM English Language Class – Room 21


** Visit nativitycathedral.org for links to virtual opportunities. **

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